I wanted to thank everyone both my "employees" & customers for coming out to the Kent International Festival (Main Street Kent) last Saturday (9/12). Even those that didn't purchase anything, but still took a look around, & complimented my collection, I greatly appreciate. I have been reading local articles & picked up some interesting facts:
- For every $100 spent in locally-owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community, while only $43 will return to the community if the $100 were spent @ a national chain (3/50)
- If just half the employed population of the US spent $50 each month in locally-owned, independent businesses, it would generate more than 42.6 billion in annual revenue (3/50 project)
- That would be roughly $30 billion staying in local economies (3/50 project)
So again, thank you for supporting me & my business, & I hope to you @ a future festival!